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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised set of training courses, designed to de-mystify mental health disorders and equip learners to support someone in crisis.

Available Versions

BDLD are accredited to deliver the following MHFA England courses: 1. Adult Mental Health First Aid (2 days) 2. Adult Mental Health First Aid Refresher (half-day) 3. Adult Mental Health First Aid Champion (1 day) 4. Adult Mental Health First Aid Aware (half-day) 5. Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 days) All of the above courses are available via remote learning. Please get in touch for the latest updates if you are interested in face-to-face delivery. For more information about the Adult courses, see MHFA England’s website here. To learn more about the Youth course, click here.

Why Choose BDLD?

Mental Health First Aid courses are standardised programmes - all instructors use the same curriculum, resources and structure. But, of course, not all trainers are of the same quality. By using BDLD: We guarantee you either Kevin or Bob as your allocated trainer. If we use one of our 3 trusted associates, it will be with your full consent in advance - but over 98% of our courses have been delivered by one or both of us. This is in contrast to many other organisations, who tend to use an associate model, supplying a freelance instructor from a bank that they have access to. As a not-for-profit, we are able to subsidise your course with funds generated by other delivery - our charges are therefore less than the MHFA England recommended prices. We bring a highly credible background to our delivery. Bob is a former mental health practitioner who uses his experience from both the UK and overseas to inform delivery. Kevin is a former service user who can speak of first hand experience about the personal effect of mental illness, recovery and discrimination. We deliver excellent training -  just take a look at some of the feedback on the left!

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Highly recommended Brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable course. I've done a MHFA course before, with another trainer - but this training, with Bob, was far superior. Bob was patient, kind, incredibly knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. Brilliant Course......could not recommend highly enough I thoroughly enjoyed the training and learnt so much. Kevin is an outstanding trainer/facilitator and had us all engaged and captivated but also supported when talking about really sensitive topics. Great trainer great company This has been one of the best training sessions I’ve attended in my 30 year as a professional. Essential training delivered superbly by Big Dog and Lil Dog! I attended the 2 day course and both the content and the trainers surpassed my expectations! The coursework was brilliantly managed even though it was all online. The sessions felt well paced and throughout the journey, Kevin and Bob made sure it was a safe space for the whole group. Best Online Training Ever Kev provided an insightful, interactive and safe learning environment for the Youth Mental Health First Aid training I attended. I learned so much and he made very difficult topics easier to talk about. Highly recommended! World Class Training Sessions Both Big Dog and Little Dog are excellent trainers.  With previous trainers, I have felt they discredit that the information being taught can be very real and valid to the people within the room. Both Bob and Kevin are not like this at all, they are caring whilst discussing sensitive topics, engaging, and beacons of knowledge. They have truly made a difference in my own working practice and how I will approach things in everyday life.